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President’s Message

Dear Friends,

Sister Cecilia Anne Wanner, O.P.

This year we celebrate sixty years since the founding of Aquinas College in 1961. Throughout the past sixty years, Aquinas College has maintained the same central focus: a desire to serve the Church by forming individuals prepared to be witnesses to Truth and Charity. May the Lord continue to work in and through Aquinas for many years to come!

Our vision, as set forth in our strategic plan “Sent to Witness,” is to be a leader in the formation of educators who are sent forth to teach, preach, and witness to Truth and Charity for the salvation of souls and the transformation of culture. This is who we are at Aquinas College, and this is what we are called to do. We focus all of our resources on this mission. We find our place in the heart of the Church, called to serve Catholic education by offering our students a holistic, human formation in the liberal arts as well as professional formation to prepare them to serve as Catholic educators.

During our recent SACSCOC reaffirmation of accreditation, one of the members of the peer review team commented, “Never say ‘little Aquinas’ – you have a big God and you’re serving Him in a big way. We’ll only know in eternity the impact that has been made by Aquinas College.” Amen.

We have much for which to be grateful here at Aquinas College. Our alumni have used the education they received here at Aquinas College to witness to Truth and Charity in a wide variety of settings. Our graduates serve in Catholic schools around the country and around the world. They bring Christ to children and adults, to students, teachers, staff members, catechists, parents, volunteers, and community members. We express our gratitude to God for His goodness in allowing Aquinas College to serve so many of His people through the years, and for bringing us to where we are today, privileged in this sixtieth year since our foundation, to continue our mission of serving the Church by forming individuals prepared to be witnesses to Truth and Charity.

I invite you to explore our website further and learn more about our College. It is my hope that this site can convey some small sense of the joyfulness, fidelity, and dedication to education upon which Aquinas College is founded.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.

Sincerely in Christ,
Sister Cecilia Anne Wanner, O.P.

Aquinas College welcomes all students regardless of race, color, ethnicity, or national origin who desire to be part of the faith-based mission of the College to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College. It does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, or national origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs.

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